May 5. When I got up during the night, I looked out and saw that the world was enveloped in fog. It was still very foggy when we got up this morning. Later the day turned out to be very warm and sunny.
Mike did a good job in lotu this morning, teaching a short lesson on two roads, from Matthew 7:13,14. We had a couple Aziana visitors — Ikwenayo and Usayo. Usayo is here with a sick wife, and Ikwenayo came over with them, but was going back today. They both helped cut grass on the airstrip after lotu.
After lotu, there was laundry to do. It felt good to get out in the sunshine and hang the clothes. By the time lotu was over, all the fog was gone. And when I went out to hang clothes, I looked up into the sky, and there was not a cloud in sight — just beautiful deep blue sky. There were a few clouds on the other side of the house though, way off in the north. By afternoon, however, a lot of clouds had built up again. It is partly cloudy tonight, but there are some stars shining through.
It was already 10:30 by the time I got done hanging clothes. I felt hot and tired so had an Emergen-C drink and a small bowl of cereal, and sat down to rest and pray a few minutes. Then it was back to work. The meeting room needed to be swept, chalkboard washed, and pulpit, cupboard, and offering box dusted. Then the office and kitchen floors had to be swept. Got out things to start packing for town. Fixed up a soup dinner, using the leftover spaghetti, onions and garlic, a can of carrots, can of cheesy tomato baked beans, and can of pumpkin soup. It actually tasted quite good. Canned carrots are pretty much intolerable on their own. After dinner, we went out and got the clothes before having our nap.
This afternoon, I washed my hair, did some more packing, stapled the doctrinal booklets I had printed out the other day, and put pictures in the computer. There weren’t very many dishes this evening which was a blessing after two nights with lots of dishes to do. When the dishes were done, I used the dishwater to clean the kitchen floor.
“16Rejoice evermore. 17Pray without ceasing. 18In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” I Thessalonians 5:16-18
May 6. Partly sunny this morning, but the clouds built up quickly. Late this afternoon, we had a storm with east and south winds again. So it was another day for mopping up water.
The morning was busy making pancakes, and then making more pancakes — wheat pancakes for Daddy and rice-wheat pancakes for me. (My corn meal is all gone so will have to have Daddy grind more corn when we get back from town.) After breakfast and quiet time, I did some walking. Then sewed up the curtains I washed yesterday. The stitches had come out of three of the roses, and the stuffing came out. So I had to fix the roses, and then part of the hem which also had come out in the wash. Then I hung those curtains up on the closet in place of the white one which needs to be hemmed.
People came late today for lotu. Daddy preached this morning on Romans 14:1, going back to showing the purpose of the law, as an introduction to chapter 14.
In between meetings, we had our dinner. Then I folded the clothes that were washed yesterday.
The second meeting, Daddy covered verses 1-6, showing how Christians should receive one another.
After the second meeting, the church folks practiced some songs for outreach, and Daddy and I had a nap.
I had given the camera to Philemon so he could take some pictures at outreach. However, the rains came and washed out the outreach ministry for this week.
This afternoon, I did some more packing. Then turned on the computer and worked on some workpages for the next week of school until supper time. After supper, I packed some more food items and did the dishes. Now it is time for soul-winning class.
“21Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 22Abstain from all appearance of evil.” I Thessalonians 5:21,22